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Stepping stones : interviews with Seamus Heaney

Author: Dennis O'Driscoll
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2008
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the life of twentieth-century Irish poet Seamus Heaney, from his infancy to his Nobel Prize in 1995, and also discusses his post-Nobel life, family, writings, and other related topics.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Seamus Heaney
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis O'Driscoll
ISBN: 9780571242528 0571242529
OCLC Number: 473798748
Awards: Winner of Argosy Irish Non-fiction Book of the Year Award 2009.
Description: xxx, 524 s., tav.
Contents: From home to school --
Growing into poetry --
'The hazel stirred': death of a naturalist --
'Inwards and downwards': door into the dark --
'Vowels and history': wintering out --
'The bleb of the icicle': North --
'The life we're shown': field work --
'To the edge of the water': Station Island --
'The books stood open and the gates unbarred': Harvard --
'A river in the trees': The Haw Lantern --
'Time to be dazzled': seeing things --
'Keeping going': the spirit level --
'So deeper into it': electric light, district and circle --
'In a wooden O': Field Day, Oxford professor of poetry, translation --
'An ear to the line': writing and reading.
Responsibility: Dennis O'Driscoll

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Widely regarded as the finest poet of his generation, Seamus Heaney is the subject of many critical studies. This book retraces the poet's steps from his early works, through to his receipt of the  Read more...

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